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  • Lara Hayley
    Published 29 minutes ago
    The importance of using your voice

    The importance of using your voice

    ‘‘ The paradox of education is that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. ’’ – James Baldwin.
  • Carey Goodwin
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Using Pain

    Using Pain

    I have been in many places and sometimes with many people, and sometimes with no one. No matter the circumstances involved I was, and I still am, in pain. I mean pain of every kind and on every degree. Physical, emotional,mental and even spiritual. From a little itch, which is also a minuscule form of pain, to the severe make you pass out from the intensity kind of pain. Yes the degrees of pain also transfer to the mental or even spiritual sense. I have felt such a high degree of mental anguish I just shut down and slept. Sometimes for hours and sometimes for days at a time. For no other reason than the pain I was experiencing was more than I could take. Many year ago after having been through an awful amount of trauma I blacked out, and cried hysterically while claiming "the bad people were coming to get me". This was followed by another 10 to 12 hours of sleep. My children were convinced I had truly lost my marbles. Who could blame them? I mean I don't remember anything about it, let alone remember having done it for 6 hours. I would say that is the longest and most severe level of crying ever done, or even heard of, in my entire life. That for me was a whole new level in releasing inner pain or suffering. It is amazing how we respond to pain. You are probably wondering how that can be useful right? Well to be honest it was a learning curve to the extremes of human tolerance to pain. Most people hear someone is in pain and automatically to then it is physical. So I was able to learn that saying "I'm in pain" requires a follow up question of "what kind of pain?". Empathy is a good way we use our pain, without empathy how would we ever relate to another? If you have gone to medical school that too is another way to use our pain. Because our pain can and will drive us to do a wide range of things. Things we find out to be embarrassing later when the pain finally goes away. We do this to hopefully make the pain go away. I personally no longer get embarrassed by the lengths I will or have gone to in order to relieve my pain. I have gone through many years of multiple layers of pain, and in doing so realized why people with terminal illnesses tend to commit suicide near the end of the disease. A human being can only take a limited amount of pain, regardless of how big and bad you claim to be. More often than not the bigger and badder the less tolerable they are to pain. I speak of many forms of pain again, emotional; most could not begin to process this type of pain. Mental; this kind of pain has been known to drive people insane, literally. Then there is physical pain; now not 1 person can take this kind of pain for very long at any degree. If you were to think about it though some of the most beautiful art, music, poems, plays, and novel's in all of history has come from some source of pain inflicted on some person. We would not be able to appreciate the good and beauty in most anything if we did not feel the bad, the painful and the ugly. I guess you can say it is all a matter of perspective, however I don't see it being anything else in this world. So we should all consider the pain we feel as well as the pain of others. Let that be the thing that binds us together, and not what has been tearing us apart.
  • PG Barnett
    Published about 4 hours ago
    When You Suddenly Realize You’re Having One Of Those Kinds Of Days

    When You Suddenly Realize You’re Having One Of Those Kinds Of Days

    Today is turning out to be one of those days, and It all started with breakfast and our bathroom shower.
  • Charles Leon
    Published about 4 hours ago
    The Law of Compensation

    The Law of Compensation

    "You get more of what you want by giving other people more of what they want”.
  • Danielle Lee
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Life Is An Adventure

    Life Is An Adventure

    Being a free spirit living in a nine to five world is stifling! The repetition the new day brings day after day, week after week, year after year..... I am unsure how people can become such creatures of habit.
  • EDB
    Published about 4 hours ago
    I Was Emotionally Destoryed!!

    I Was Emotionally Destoryed!!

    🙋🏾‍♂️There, Beautiful People of the Internet. I am writing this note to you on day seventeen of Feburary, day forty eight of twenty twenty, and day eighty two before my thirty sixth birthday. So here on this day, I decided I should take this moment to make a confession. I have not been well these past forty eight days. I have been trapped inside an emotional vortex, and like a rapped 2007 market crash, so were the days of my life. I found myself just going through the motions, trying to convience myself I was fine. I was like a dude on the field who was determined to play despite the ravaging pains. For forty eight days, I powered through confusion; through frustration, through anger, and YES.. For Forty eight days, I powered through Hurt.
Staff Picks
  • Rowen Motley
    Published 11 days ago
    The Gram & Genuine streams

    The Gram & Genuine streams

    Dave Chappelle got it right ‘The Age of Spin’ is officially dead with social media playing a large role in it; you may not realize it now but the evidence is as clear as an X-ray and finding success on the gram and genuine streams or views across social media has become a trend we seem to focus.
  • Juan Faragher
    Published 27 days ago
    24 Lessons I've Learned by 24

    24 Lessons I've Learned by 24

    So, today’s post is going to be very different; because it’s about my personal life, rather than my take on the outside word. It dawned on me this past week that I am turning 24 today, and it brought up a lot of different emotions in me; for different reasons. The past 5 years have been filled with so many incredible moments, good and bad. And I say incredible for the bad moments because looking back now I wouldn’t take a single thing back. I wouldn’t want to do a single thing differently. Not the tears. Not the heartache. Not the depression. Not the anxiety. None of it. Because I would not be who am I today, on my 24th birthday, without going through everything that I went through.
  • Jord Tury
    Published 2 months ago
    The Vocal Challenge 2020

    The Vocal Challenge 2020

    January is closing in and the New Year's resolutions are beginning to pile in by the million. But, honestly, how many times have we promised ourselves that we'll cut out drinking or snacking only to then scrap the goal mid-January time? How many promises have we broken to not only ourselves, but also to our friends and families, as well? It's not usually the greatest of starts, is it? But that's alright – because, annoyingly, we're all guilty of doing it.
  • Daniela Bao
    Published 3 months ago
    Making It Happen: Babba C. Rivera

    Making It Happen: Babba C. Rivera

    Hello and welcome to Making It Happen, where I get to sit down with some inspiring individuals and learn about their stories—the many places they’re from, the incredible things they’ve created, and how their culture has influenced their lives today.
  • Charles Leon
    Published 3 months ago
    3 Modes of Creative Thinking

    3 Modes of Creative Thinking

    THERE ARE ONLY 2 THINGS YOU CAN REALLY CONTROL, AND THAT’S ATTITUDE AND EFFORT. HOW YOU APPLY BOTH, PRODUCTIVELY, WILL DETERMINE THE SUCCESS, THE QUALITY AND THE QUANTITY OF THE IDEAS YOU COME UP TO SOLUTIONS PROBLEMS.
  • Jesse Pardee
    Published 3 months ago
    It Kinda Sounds like I Might Be Strange

    It Kinda Sounds like I Might Be Strange

    The other day I was walking somewhere when all of a sudden I realized I was thirteen blocks further away from where I thought I was because “math” and so I hailed a cab that was stopped at a light and I was like ‘Can you just drop me at 40th because I’m lazy?’ and he was like “Sure it’s OK.” (when run-on sentences are a technique of your prose it’s OK).
Advice
Book Review
  • Thanh Dinh
    Published 17 days ago
    The Louki Within

    The Louki Within

    Choosing this book was not my rational decision. It was an impulse one. The news announced that a certain Mr. Patrick Modiano had won the Nobel Prize in literature and as a vain enthusiast of all literary things, I just had to buy the book.
  • Chloe Calder
    Published 20 days ago
    Does "The Secret" really work?

    Does "The Secret" really work?

    As society continues to evolve so does the way we see ourselves and others. It always seems like that person you've been stalking on Instagram has a much better life than you do. I used to always be so upset because good things were happening to other people and nothing good ever seemed to happen to me. This constant feeling of not being good enough can lead you down a very negative and dark path, I will be the first one to hold my hands up and say I used to be one of those people.
  • Eric Burdon
    Published 4 months ago
    Deliberately Practice Until You Succeed

    Deliberately Practice Until You Succeed

    My business is all about ghostwriting at the moment, and one thing I enjoy about one of my clients is the fact they're all about self-improvement. This has given me the opportunity to learn more about my niche and what sort of topics that are most important.
Goals
Happiness
  • Carey Goodwin
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Using Pain

    Using Pain

    I have been in many places and sometimes with many people, and sometimes with no one. No matter the circumstances involved I was, and I still am, in pain. I mean pain of every kind and on every degree. Physical, emotional,mental and even spiritual. From a little itch, which is also a minuscule form of pain, to the severe make you pass out from the intensity kind of pain. Yes the degrees of pain also transfer to the mental or even spiritual sense. I have felt such a high degree of mental anguish I just shut down and slept. Sometimes for hours and sometimes for days at a time. For no other reason than the pain I was experiencing was more than I could take. Many year ago after having been through an awful amount of trauma I blacked out, and cried hysterically while claiming "the bad people were coming to get me". This was followed by another 10 to 12 hours of sleep. My children were convinced I had truly lost my marbles. Who could blame them? I mean I don't remember anything about it, let alone remember having done it for 6 hours. I would say that is the longest and most severe level of crying ever done, or even heard of, in my entire life. That for me was a whole new level in releasing inner pain or suffering. It is amazing how we respond to pain. You are probably wondering how that can be useful right? Well to be honest it was a learning curve to the extremes of human tolerance to pain. Most people hear someone is in pain and automatically to then it is physical. So I was able to learn that saying "I'm in pain" requires a follow up question of "what kind of pain?". Empathy is a good way we use our pain, without empathy how would we ever relate to another? If you have gone to medical school that too is another way to use our pain. Because our pain can and will drive us to do a wide range of things. Things we find out to be embarrassing later when the pain finally goes away. We do this to hopefully make the pain go away. I personally no longer get embarrassed by the lengths I will or have gone to in order to relieve my pain. I have gone through many years of multiple layers of pain, and in doing so realized why people with terminal illnesses tend to commit suicide near the end of the disease. A human being can only take a limited amount of pain, regardless of how big and bad you claim to be. More often than not the bigger and badder the less tolerable they are to pain. I speak of many forms of pain again, emotional; most could not begin to process this type of pain. Mental; this kind of pain has been known to drive people insane, literally. Then there is physical pain; now not 1 person can take this kind of pain for very long at any degree. If you were to think about it though some of the most beautiful art, music, poems, plays, and novel's in all of history has come from some source of pain inflicted on some person. We would not be able to appreciate the good and beauty in most anything if we did not feel the bad, the painful and the ugly. I guess you can say it is all a matter of perspective, however I don't see it being anything else in this world. So we should all consider the pain we feel as well as the pain of others. Let that be the thing that binds us together, and not what has been tearing us apart.
  • Danielle Lee
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Life Is An Adventure

    Life Is An Adventure

    Being a free spirit living in a nine to five world is stifling! The repetition the new day brings day after day, week after week, year after year..... I am unsure how people can become such creatures of habit.
  • Christina Spohr
    Published about 24 hours ago
    What Does Happiness Mean To You? (The Truth About It)
Healing
  • EDB
    Published about 4 hours ago
    I Was Emotionally Destoryed!!

    I Was Emotionally Destoryed!!

    🙋🏾‍♂️There, Beautiful People of the Internet. I am writing this note to you on day seventeen of Feburary, day forty eight of twenty twenty, and day eighty two before my thirty sixth birthday. So here on this day, I decided I should take this moment to make a confession. I have not been well these past forty eight days. I have been trapped inside an emotional vortex, and like a rapped 2007 market crash, so were the days of my life. I found myself just going through the motions, trying to convience myself I was fine. I was like a dude on the field who was determined to play despite the ravaging pains. For forty eight days, I powered through confusion; through frustration, through anger, and YES.. For Forty eight days, I powered through Hurt.
  • Merichel Sanchez
    Published about 5 hours ago
    be kind and create, or stay quiet
  • Lyndsay Charlton
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Just A Start

    Just A Start

    About a year before I graduated high school, I realised I would probably lose contact with all the people around me in the few years ahead. My brother and sister had both lost their friends after they graduated and I knew it would happen to me. Everyone was promising to stay in touch but they wouldn’t.
How To
Self Help
  • Lara Hayley
    Published 29 minutes ago
    The importance of using your voice

    The importance of using your voice

    ‘‘ The paradox of education is that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. ’’ – James Baldwin.
  • Tammy Hader
    Published 3 days ago
    Am I Ugly?

    Am I Ugly?

    When it comes to Facebook, I am typically more voyeur than participant. Staying abreast of local happenings and observing the day to day lives of friends and family while remaining comfortably invisible on the couch in my living room. The comments are a momentary window into the minds of acquaintances and strangers alike; sometimes entertaining and amusing, sometimes prophetic but all too often distressing and hostile.
  • Natalie Layfield
    Published 4 days ago
    Manifest Quicker

    Manifest Quicker

    Before we begin, make sure you read a little about the Law of Attraction Basics so you have a better understanding of what I mean by raising your vibrations to manifest quicker.
Social Media
  • Erika Busson
    Published about 20 hours ago
    What kind of society do we live in?

    What kind of society do we live in?

    We used to live in a society where people belived in one another. We used to live in a society where comparing one another wasn't a thing. We used to live in a society where everyone was accepted. We used to live in a society where hapiness existed.
  • Rowen Motley
    Published 11 days ago
    The Gram & Genuine streams

    The Gram & Genuine streams

    Dave Chappelle got it right ‘The Age of Spin’ is officially dead with social media playing a large role in it; you may not realize it now but the evidence is as clear as an X-ray and finding success on the gram and genuine streams or views across social media has become a trend we seem to focus.
  • Sadé Anthony
    Published 18 days ago
    The Problem with External Validation in today's Selfie Era.
Success
  • Charles Leon
    Published about 4 hours ago
    The Law of Compensation

    The Law of Compensation

    "You get more of what you want by giving other people more of what they want”.
  • Landon Girod
    Published about 5 hours ago
    How a bad date turned into an important lesson on Van Gogh and creativity

    How a bad date turned into an important lesson on Van Gogh and creativity

    About a year ago, I visited the Houston Museum of fine arts with a girl I'd never met before. It was our first date, and, much more importantly, my first time seeing a Van Gogh painting. She was a nice girl, but it's Van Gogh. Gotta keep my priorities straight. I love art, especially post-impressionism, so this was a dream come true for me. And the night did not disappointment. When I left the exhibit, I was only sure of one thing: The art I saw was special, like really special. Not long after leaving, I went with the girl, and her sisters to this Greek place in Montrose called Niko Nikos. Yeah, I said her sisters. It was a chaperoned date. After they finished eating, the girl and her family left me at the restaurant waiting for my Uber—thinking hard if I liked her enough to go on a second date. I've learned since if you have to ask that question, the answer is a NO. So, unfortunately, the art of the Dutch master temporarily took a 5 in the thinking space of my mind (playing the dating will do that shit to you). Later that week, the girl and I went on one other date (unchaperoned). Since then, I've gone on many more dates with the other person I was with: Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Jennifer Gonzalez
    Published 8 days ago
    Wisdom Creates Knowledge

    Wisdom Creates Knowledge

    Wisdom creates knowledge. Over the years, I’ve been experiencing new things, finding myself, creating hobbies, discovering talents I thought I never had before. It’s unique and brilliant how we are given these talents we didn’t know we had until we actually start doing them. As I got older, I isolated myself with everyone and started focusing on me. Giving myself time to learn the things that I can wasn't good at. Albert Einstein always engrossed me with one of his famous quotes,” If you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it'll live it's whole life believing it is stupid.”